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Red Lion Histon on Thursday

Looks like a great evening in prospect weather wise, so I predict a busy beer festival at the Red Lion in Histon tonight! Better plan for a short ride

Who else is riding tonight?


Re: Red Lion Histon on Thursday

I'm up for it. In terms of a short ride, I had a look at what we did last year:-

Barton via Roman Hill
Coton (via tracks near Tony's elusive bench)
Madingley Cemetary
Girton (south of A14)

We got there about 9 pm last year. We could cut shorter (and get there earlier) by missing out Barton and going straight to Coton.


Re: Red Lion Histon on Thursday

Should be out tonight, but if I'm not at the start by 7:35 assume I'm not out.....

Re: Red Lion Histon on Thursday

Pasty! What is a cemetary? ?
I'm not out as I'm busy looking out of an airport window awaiting a Ryanair flight. Trumps a beer festival I'm sure.

Re: Red Lion Histon on Thursday

Will not make it to the start but will see you all at the pub :)

Re: Red Lion Histon on Thursday

Afraid Tess and I are going on a Fen ride as we want to do some fruit picking. There are some great cherry trees over near swaffham prior. We must have had a hundred quids worth of succulent red cherries from them early this summer - a very juicy number, great in crumbles or just as enjoyable on their own. Our focus tonight will mainly be blackberries which are maturing into a memorable vintage, though the taste varies quite a lot between different plants. There are also some lovely damsons over near lode that we may swing by - depends on how much capacity we have in our back packs.

Enjoy the beer festival.

Re: Red Lion Histon on Thursday

Yeah, whatever fruit boy.

Pat wants to know about your dangling plums.


Re: Red Lion Histon on Thursday

Did you find any of those hairy plumbs again?

Re: Red Lion Histon on Thursday

As far as I am aware there aren't any hairy plumbs in that area - but if I find some would you like me to take a photo of them?

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